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Four years later, some Iowa Democrats have mixed feelings about Obama
CNN ^ | January 2, 2012 | Bryan Monroe, CNNPolitics.com Editor

Posted on 01/02/2012 8:03:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) -- Daniel Bradshaw, a young barber at Platinum Kutz in central Des Moines, hovers over a customer's half-trimmed head, clippers in hand, talking about the good old days of 2008.

"Yeah, I was all for Obama. He was the man!" proclaimed Bradshaw, 32, whose friends call him "Mr. Puerto Rico" and whose colleagues sometimes refer to him as "Mr. Steal-Your-Client." As he brushed the hair clippings off his apron, he goes on: "I even got to meet him, once. He was all that."

Or so he thought.

Bradshaw, like many of his fellow Democrats, feels let down. The promise, the hope, the dream of the first black president has stalled in the reality of a stubborn economy, two wars and a Congress engaged in full-contact politics.

So this time around, come Election Day 2012, a frustrated Bradshaw says he might not vote at all. He's done with all of it.

"After all this, I just don't trust the government anymore. They're just playin' with people. What have they really done? Nothing, as far as I can see. I'm not going to vote at all this year. My wife, either, I've convinced her not to vote," lamented Bradshaw as he edged the hairline of his customer...

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TOPICS: Iowa; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2012; democrats; elections; hopeychangey; iowa; nobama2012; obama

1 posted on 01/02/2012 8:03:22 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I smell an opening..


2 posted on 01/02/2012 8:05:53 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Dems are finally feeling that they HOPE they have some CHANGE left in their pockets when Obomba is done.


3 posted on 01/02/2012 8:07:59 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is interesting how CNN and some of the others are laying the Dems vulnerable.


4 posted on 01/02/2012 8:08:51 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Interesting as well; the kind of stories they write; to get their point home. Evybody can realate to honesty shared over hair clippers and a trim. After all; they are talkin to Middle America...
5 posted on 01/02/2012 8:20:12 PM PST by cricket (/get the 'Occupier' out of our White House!/ and Newt 'in'. . .and it is NOT just the economy!)
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To: mylife
Interesting as well; the kind of stories they write; to get their point home. Evybody can realate to honesty shared over hair clippers and a trim. After all; they are talkin to Middle America...
6 posted on 01/02/2012 8:20:13 PM PST by cricket (/get the 'Occupier' out of our White House!/ and Newt 'in'. . .and it is NOT just the economy!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Bradshaw, like many of his fellow Democrats, feels let down. The promise, the hope, the dream of the first black president has stalled in the reality of a stubborn economy, two wars and a Congress engaged in full-contact politics"

CNN--Communist News Network all the way. Yeah! It's the "stubborn" economy, not Ogolfo's and his minions' policies of super EPA powers, no drilling, govt. handouts to his friends the unions causing the bad economy.

It's Bush's wars, not Otravelo's foreign policies, his lies, his acting like a pimp with a new pink Cadillac and a new stable with his jetting round the world, instead of a serious responsible leader.

The Congress?--Bush's fault, too, or either those pesky Republicans who do not believe compromise is giving Princess Nan and Uncle Harry everything they want with whipped cream and cherries.

vaudine

7 posted on 01/02/2012 8:20:35 PM PST by vaudine
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Mr. Puerto Rico” is just frustrated that Obama hasn’t moved his ugly Socialism fast enough.


8 posted on 01/02/2012 8:24:36 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Exactly. That’s why the Kenyan has said that he is going to install the rest of his Marxist agenda by executive order.


9 posted on 01/02/2012 8:29:43 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed!!!!!)
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To: mylife

Think Clintons.


10 posted on 01/02/2012 8:33:49 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: mylife
Interesting as well; the kind of stories they write; to bring it home. No doubt; everybody can relate to an honesty shared when hair clippers are buzzing and a trim, over the ears is the finishing touch.

After all; they are talkin to America...those who share their common belief in God; Guns; and get haircuts. . .at places with names, like 'Platinum Kutz'

11 posted on 01/02/2012 8:35:38 PM PST by cricket (/get the 'Occupier' out of our White House!/ and Newt 'in'. . .and it is NOT just the economy!)
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To: cricket
America...those who share their common belief in God; Guns; and get haircuts. . . .at places with names, like 'Platinum Kutz'

LOL!

12 posted on 01/02/2012 8:38:35 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry I don’t buy this article. Iowa is one of the few states that’s doing well in this recession. Iowa is an agricultural state and their farmers are making a lot of money due to global demand for their crops. Since President Obama is the incumbent so he has the natural advantage. If I’m running against Obama as the Republican candidate, I would focus most of my effort in states like Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania because I think those swing states will ultimately decide the election.


13 posted on 01/02/2012 8:41:03 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: 1010RD

I did. LoL!

And Ron Paul.


14 posted on 01/02/2012 8:41:06 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Yes, their unemployment is quite a bit lower than the national average. I lived in Central Iowa from the age of 14 until I was 41 (1974-2001) and knew that if I lost a job or wanted to resign, I could walk down the street and get another one. That’s probably still true.


15 posted on 01/02/2012 8:44:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why does a barber at platinum kutz wear a doofy hat like that?

LoL!

It's a weird electorate!

16 posted on 01/02/2012 8:45:19 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They may be fools, but they’re not crazy.


17 posted on 01/02/2012 8:45:26 PM PST by yup2394871293
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"I'm just disappointed. It's not even Obama. It's all of them. I've come to realize they're all the same. It doesn't matter if you're a Republican, it doesn't matter if you're Democrat, tea party, independent, whatever, it doesn't mater. They are all the same."

This is exactly what you will get from this group of people.

What he does not say, is that he believes in his heart, "If Obama just had a little more time, it could all be different"

18 posted on 01/02/2012 8:55:08 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Yeah, I was all for Obama. He was the man!”

Awwww, come on...vote for the HOMOPOTUS. You KNOW you love ‘im.


19 posted on 01/02/2012 8:56:14 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He should not have voted in 2008. It didn’t take a whole lot of research to figure out Obama, but people who voted for no more than someone with dark skin, are not worthy of voting at all.


20 posted on 01/02/2012 9:00:46 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: mylife

Stupid people shouldn’t vote...

But, most of them have figured that out, already. Takes away from X-Box time.


21 posted on 01/02/2012 9:01:10 PM PST by One Name
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ya think???


22 posted on 01/02/2012 9:02:37 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Everyone is worthy of voting, but many are misguided.

Witness the Obama electorate, The Ron Paul electorate..


23 posted on 01/02/2012 9:04:57 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: One Name

Obama did target the Xbox, internet nation.

Gin and juice..


24 posted on 01/02/2012 9:07:09 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No offense to you. But who wants to live in central Iowa? Same thing with North Dakota and they had a low unemployment before the oil boom.


25 posted on 01/02/2012 9:15:49 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: mylife

Was that from 1984? It’s been a while...

I was reminded of “Soma” from Brave New World I read back in the day.


26 posted on 01/02/2012 9:26:05 PM PST by One Name
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To: MinorityRepublican

North Dakota and Central Iowa are not the same. Des Moines, Ames and their suburbs are not a bad place to raise a family. It’s not all farming, as a matter of fact, there are no farms left in Polk County, where Des Moines is located. It’s an insurance and financial services center.


27 posted on 01/02/2012 9:28:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: mylife
obama-tank1
28 posted on 01/02/2012 10:40:31 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: vaudine

Yes, “stubborn” economy. I just love how democraps and their pals in the media act as if they have not been in charge of the economy for the past 3 years.


29 posted on 01/03/2012 12:28:13 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, Andrea Mitchell has explained to us that Iowa Democrats are “too white” and are therefore unrepresentative.


30 posted on 01/03/2012 12:43:22 AM PST by denydenydeny (The more a sys<tem is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Don't give up, Bradshaw, you haven’t heard the new and improved lies for 2012 yet.
31 posted on 01/03/2012 12:54:32 AM PST by MaxMax
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